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Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

McMahon shun! Newbie swipes Ridge House seat back for GOP

Brooklyn: Freshman Rep. Mike McMahon drowned in a Republican tsunami as newcomer GOP challenger Michael Grimm trounced him by a 51.5 to 48 percent vote, early returns show. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Poll workers say Vito oversaw election fraud!

Brooklyn: Two Bushwick centers affiliated with Assemblyman Vito Lopez — one of which who’s already under investigation — played host to serious election fraud that helped secure a Lopez victory last month, poll workers charged this week. Comment.

Rep. Mike McMahon: ‘I’m not angry’

Brooklyn: Bay Ridge’s Democratic congressman is in the fight of his life — but his opponent is not just a GOP rival, but an irate nation. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Vito: It’s my party! Boss adds more hand-picked lackeys to Dem leadership

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez has strengthened his control of the borough’s political establishment by more than doubling the number of hand-picked loyalists in party leadership positions. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Vito power! Lopez wins another term as county leader

Brooklyn: Meet the new Boss — same as the old Boss. Comment.

Final result is in — Restler beats Cohn

Brooklyn: But the real loser is Party boss Vito Lopez — but you knew that. Comment.

Tea but no sympathy for mosque

Brooklyn: More than three dozen self-professed Tea Party members rallied next to the 9-11 memorial at the 69th Street pier on Sunday to condemn controversial mosques near Ground Zero and in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010

No surprises at all in local primaries

Brooklyn: Here’s our amazing roundup! Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s powerful Democratic party leader, steered more than three-quarters of a million dollars to both his campaign treasurer and his girlfriend, who work at the nonprofit he founded. Comments (2).


Brooklyn: There were few primary election upsets in our southern Brooklyn coverage area, but that’s to be expected in New York City democracy, where a man awaiting a trial for punching out a photographer and a woman who is already collecting her retirement pension face only token challenges. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

Bernie Catcher, Dem power broker, 70

Brooklyn: Bernard Catcher, a democratic district leader and power broker who helped launch the legislative careers of Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Sheepshead Bay), Councilman Lew Fidler (D-Mill Basin), Assemblyman Alan Maisel (D-Mill Basin), state Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brighton Beach), and a litany of other Brooklyn politicians, died on Aug. 20 after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 70. Comments (3).